2015 Virginia B. Ball Scholarship Winner

Gorham, Maine writer impresses with powerful and distinct voice

The Interlochen Arts Academy is proud to announce that Gorham, Maine sophomore Elizabeth Lemieux has won the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing scholarship contest.

According to Dave Griffith, Director of Creative Writing, Elizabeth's portfolio stood out because "her writing has a strong and mature voice, and is filled with fresh, powerful, original, distinctive imagery, and a vivid sense of place."

Elizabeth was chosen from a pool of applicants that spanned 15 different countries and 42 states. She will receive a $30,000 scholarship for each year she is enrolled at Interlochen Arts Academy. Elizabeth, 16, had been a finalist in 2012 and attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2014.

The contest is a bi-annual contest generously endowed by the Virginia B. Ball Foundation. It is a way to encourage exceptional young writers to pursue the development of their craft.